All Over the Guy [DVD] [2001]

Writer Dan Bucatinsky and director Julie Davis bicker about the rights and wrongs of an alternate ending, which is amusing but also lets the viewer in on the process of how the film was created. There's also a chapter called "The Process" in an interview sequence with the stars and filmmakers, wherein they describe in detail how this low-budget indie got produced. A deleted scene -- a rather uncomfortable confrontation in a men's room -- is offered, as well as running commentary, the trailer, storyboards (including one finished film-to-storyboard comparison sequence), and the usual subtitles. The digital transfer from film is nice and bright, with firm colors, very impressive compared to the unenhanced outtakes in the special features. The sound is also commendable, with the music-laden soundtrack coming through loud and clear in Dolby 5.1.
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Special Features

  • Widescreen
  • 5.1 Dolby Digital
  • Production commentary
  • Alternate ending
  • Deleted scenes
  • Storyboard comparisons
  • Interview
  • Trailer
  • Interactive menus
  • Scene access
  • English & Spanish subtitles


All Over the Guy
Actor and playwright Dan Bucatinsky wrote the screenplay for this adaptation of his play I Know You Are, But What Am I?, though for the big-screen version, his slightly fractured love story was given a same-sex twist. Eli (Dan Bucatinsky) is a journalist working with a major L.A. newspaper who is single and not loving it. Eli is also gay, and makes no secret of the fact that he's looking for a nice guy that he can settle down with. Eli's best friend Brett (Adam Goldberg) knows a woman named Jackie (Sasha Alexander), who says she has a friend who would be perfect for Eli. Thus Eli is introduced to Tom (Richard Ruccolo), a special education instructor and devoted nightlife enthusiast. Eli and Tom's first date turns out to be just short of a disaster; Tom indulges in his overweening enthusiasm for alcohol and tobacco, and Eli is disgusted to learn Tom has never seen Gone With the Wind. Things appear to be over for Eli and Tom before they even started, until they meet by chance while shopping a few days later; this time, a conversation rather than an argument develops, and the two end up spending the night together. Eli begins to think love may have finally found him, until Tom dashes off the next morning, leaving Eli to wonder if Tom has any interest at all in a long-term commitment. All Over the Guy also features small cameo roles by Lisa Kudrow, as an actress not skilled in voice-over work, and Christina Ricci as Eli's cynical sister. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Dan Bucatinsky
    Dan Bucatinsky - Eli
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    Richard R. Ruccolo - Tom
  • Sasha Alexander
    Sasha Alexander - Jackie
  • Christina Ricci
    Christina Ricci - Rayna
  • Lisa Kudrow
    Lisa Kudrow - Marie

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